Ended Protection Associate (Cluster)

The Job

Reference code: YEMSA/HR/2019/34


Title of Position: Protection Associate (Cluster)

Position Number:  N/A

Type of Contract: UNOPS

Category & Level: AWF, LICA-6

Location: CO Sana’a, Yemen

Effective date: ASAP

Duration:  initially for a period of one year

Date of Issue: 3 December 2019

Closing Date: 9 December 2019

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

In complex humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters where UNHCR is designated as the Protection Cluster Lead Agency under the Cluster Approach, UNHCR performs a dedicated coordination, strategy development, and advocacy function.

The Protection Associate (Cluster) will report to the Senior Cluster Coordination Officer (Protection). S/he supports UNHCR to work within the framework of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and the Cluster Approach.

The Protection Associate (Cluster) is expected to facilitate the work of the Protection Cluster through the provision of assistance in the analysis, organization, reporting, and training of partners. This includes the provision of active support, as applicable, to sub-clusters or working groups of the Cluster which may be coordinated by other Agencies. As a result, the Protection Associate (Cluster) supports an inter-agency team in an environment that requires high standards of accountability, facilitation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, in which respect the principles of partnership and collaboration are essential.


  • Support the Protection Cluster to ensure that protection informs and shapes the overall humanitarian response and that the protection response is integrated into the Humanitarian Country Team’s common humanitarian action plan.
  • Support reporting and information sharing within the Protection Cluster and at the inter-cluster level.
  • Support and facilitate the Protection Cluster information management strategy and mechanisms.
  • Assist in the delivery of protection training activities for Protection Cluster members, other local partners, and relevant authorities.
  • Help foster a consistent interpretation and application of international law and related UNHCR and IASC legal standards and protection policies.
  • Promote the Protection Cluster’s adherence to international human rights instruments, the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement as well as other relevant international and regional instruments; in cooperation with the Humanitarian Country Team support local interventions when violations of international protection standards and principles occur.
  • Promote and help strengthen national legislation relevant to internal displacement and durable solutions.
  • Perform other related tasks as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For LICA-6 – 6 years of relevant experience with high school diploma

Certificates and/or Licenses

International Law, Political Science or other related field

Relevant Job Experience


Not specified


Protection Learning Programme

Functional Skills

IT-Computer Literacy

CL-Protection & Solutions Awareness

PR-Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators

PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework

Language Requirements

Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Core Competencies



Organizational Awareness

Teamwork & Collaboration

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies:

Judgement and Decision Making

Cross-Functional Competencies:

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Political Awareness

Stakeholder Management


  • Applicant who meets the minimum requirements are eligible
  • Non-local candidates must be legally present in Yemen at the time of application, recruitment and hire.
How to Apply

Interested candidates must fill the NEW Personal History (P.11) form and the supplementary Bio Data table (Excel). Completed P11 form and summary table should be submitted along with a motivation letter and CV by e-mail to the below email address.

The email subject line MUST clearly indicate the Last Name, Title of the position and VA Ref. number stated on this announcement. Applications missing any of the above elements, and not duly completed, will unfortunately not be considered.

Associate HR Officer

E-mail: yemsahr@unhcr.org

Tel. contact: +967-1-469771/2

Fax: +967-1-469 770

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted.

UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.                                                                         

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

  • Employer: UNHCR
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 3 December 2019
  • Deadline: 9 December 2019